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The Officer-Involved Shootings topic page provides news about cops in deadly confrontations, as well as tactical tips and columnists’ perspective on how to handle such situations. Most police officers will go through an entire career without discharging their weapon in the commission of their job. But on a daily basis, every single officer thinks about being in a gunfight.
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December 18, 2014
Why cops don't 'shoot to injure' P1 Community - The Question

Why cops don't 'shoot to injure'

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “Why aren't U.S. cops trained to "shoot to... - Full Story
December 10, 2014
How police can educate the public about dangers of 'toy' guns Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How police can educate the public about dangers of 'toy' guns

It’s Parenting 101, but many individuals are not educating their kids about the peril they put themselves in when wandering about town with replica firearms - Full Story
November 12, 2014
5 keys to preparing for an officer-involved shooting Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

5 keys to preparing for an officer-involved shooting

Eliminate any chance of wasting crucial milliseconds on things that could have already been taken care of in advance - Full Story
November 10, 2014
Accuracy under pressure: Controlling the mind in a gunfight Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

Accuracy under pressure: Controlling the mind in a gunfight

One of the more difficult concepts to keep in tune for the serious practitioner is maintaining a high level of precision under pressure and in dynamic situations - Full Story
November 05, 2014
What Reserve Deputy Vaughan can teach you about off duty carry Ron LaPedis - Private Industry and Public Safety

What Reserve Deputy Vaughan can teach you about off duty carry

Deputy Mark Vaughan is a card-carrying sheepdog who saved Traci Johnson’s life by shooting someone who was actively trying to kill her - Full Story
October 22, 2014
4 revelations from the leaked Michael Brown autopsy report Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

4 revelations from the leaked Michael Brown autopsy report

The fact that the report was leaked at all may actually be the most interesting piece of the story - Full Story
September 16, 2014
3 critical ways physics impacts long range gunfights Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

3 critical ways physics impacts long range gunfights

These physical factors don’t have much influence on practical handgun shooting — they matter more with rifle distances of 100 yards and more, and they’re critical with really long-range targets - Full Story
September 08, 2014
Considerations for evaluating officer-involved shootings Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Considerations for evaluating officer-involved shootings

Every use-of-force incident must be examined as a unique event — no two are alike — but we may be able to apply a few general concepts in our ‘after-action’ analysis - Full Story
August 29, 2014
Examining issues of time in the Ferguson shooting Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Examining issues of time in the Ferguson shooting

Left out of all of the so-called analysis in the mainstream media in the aftermath of the Ferguson OIS is any real examination of the science of human performance during rapidly-unfolding, high-stress events - Full Story
August 22, 2014
Ferguson's 6 top use-of-force questions: A cop's response Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Ferguson's 6 top use-of-force questions: A cop's response

According to Bureau of Justice Statistics data from 2008, there roughly 765,000 sworn officers in the United States — and an absurdly small number ever fire their weapons outside of training - Full Story



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